HELP! Chick pipped wrong end and is starting to shrink wrap!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by beneduck14, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. beneduck14

    beneduck14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The membrane is starting to yellow and I can hear and see the chick opening and closing mouth. The humidity dropped to 40% percent overnight oh no.

    1) What should I do for now?
    2) How long should I wait to help - I have helped out a couple of chicks in the past but none in this position?
     
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  2. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Quickly add more water to raise the Humidity.....I would anyways.......I am not an expert though.......


    Best of luck.....
     
  3. beneduck14

    beneduck14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh gosh, I just did and praying with all my might. This is so stressful !
     
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    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

     
  5. WilloughbyStead

    WilloughbyStead Out Of The Brooder

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    A few questions. What day are you on? How long has it been pipped? Pipping the wrong end isn't necessarily a death sentence but those chicks do need to be monitored. Since the air sac isn't on the wrong end. Is the chick's beak out? There are two membranes, 1 is the white one closest to the shell, the other is usually clear and you maybe can see veins. Take a peak with a flashlight, what do you see? My gut tells me this one may need rescuing...
     
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  7. beneduck14

    beneduck14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow thanks for your reply! I am now on day 21. It is chirping, not in a distressed way, and I can see the break and maybe the abdomen rising up and down quickly so it is definitely malpositioned. I woke up this morning at 5:10 for school and noticed the pip in the shell.

    So sadley I am at school right now and can't do anything until 3:10 when I get home. Hopefully by then something would happen miraculously. Yah I am thinking about assisting, he seems ready to come out.
     
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  8. beneduck14

    beneduck14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update! Chick has hatched all by itself!! Don't know how but he is peeping and looking all around. Don't know why the other eggs aren't pipping..
     
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  9. WilloughbyStead

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    [​IMG]YAY!
     
  10. WilloughbyStead

    WilloughbyStead Out Of The Brooder

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    How are your others doing?
     

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